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the era beginning with the year 1, formerly thought to be that of the birth of Jesus Christ (born probably c. 8-4 ): (or ) marks dates in this era, (or ) marks dates before it
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The period beginning with the birth of Jesus.